Norman Strassner sent this to Paul Simon on Facebook with this story:
Paul Simon was my summer camp junior counselor back in 1957, and I came across this photo I’ve had all these many years. This was taken at Camp Washington Lodge on Long Island. I could tell a few stories, but they would be embarrassing for the both of us! Suffice it to say that Paul was a great junior counselor who went out of his way to make sure that we were all safe and happy campers.
He’s a very unusual guy … he always was, even when he was ten. The first time I really met him, he was in this candy store which we used to go to after we would get out of school — and he was this kid and he was shaking boxes of Good & Plenty. And then finally — I was watching him because I was going in to buy my Captain Marvel comic, and he was shaking these boxes of Good & Plenty and finally, the owner of the store kicked him out. Said he had to get out. And I said to the guy, ‘Why did you kick him out?’ And he said, ‘He comes in here all the time, and he shakes these boxes to see which has the most Good & Plenty and that’s the one he buys.’ You know?
Paul Simon, on Art Garfunkel (x
Sound Of Silence Photoshoot - 1966
“You know, when the turkey concept was first brought up, I said there’s a very good chance I’m gonna end up looking stupid if I come out wearing it. I mean, everyone said, ‘Oh, it’s Thanksgiving, go ahead.’”
At the premiere of The Empire Strikes Back.